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  1. Hi! I'm rebuilding my Punto for next year events. I bought it 5 years ago so let's start from there: First system including Ultimate T2 12" subwoofer, Twister TW1000 "1000W" amplifier and Hertz low end 6,5" coaxials and JVC head unit. Then there was Pioneer DEH-P5100UB head unit, better Hertz 6,5" coaxials with Focus Acoustics Formula FX-4150 amplifier, SPL Dynamics XTR-380D2S 15" subwoofer, Focus Acoustics Formula FX-1500D 1500W amplifier and Optima 55Ah battery. In the next step I upgraded speakers to 6,5" Hertz Energy ESK163L.4 3-way component system, made bigger and better subwoofer box, added 20Ah BSB battery and some tuning parts. Next I changed Kenwood KDC-BT92SD head unit, added another set of 6,5" Hertz Energy ESK163L.4 3-way component system speakers to rear, changed FX-4150 amplifier to SPL Dynamics ICE-150.4 and 15" XTR subwoofer to Focus Acoustics Black MK5 15D2 15". Then I upgraded the whole system and started to work with the interior. New system: Optima YELLOW TOP 55Ah and 38Ah batteries Focus Acoustics FX-2500D 2500W amplifier Focus Acoustics Black MK5 15D2 15" subwoofers x2 SPL Dynamics ICE-150.4 amplifiers x2 Hertz ESK163L.4 component speaker systems x2 SPL Dynamics SPL-HD25T Horn Loaded Compressor Tweeters x2 Match PP72W-D subwoofers as midbasses at front x4 To be continued in new post
  2. 2Loud @ Virginia Tech 2Loud @ Virginia Tech is a student run car audio competition team Mission: Our mission is to promote audio engineering at the college level. How we complete our mission: Our hand on experience with car audio equipment will provide our members with a better understanding of audio engineering. Goal: Our goal is to design, build, test, and tune a car audio system for Sound Pressure Level (SPL) Competition. Approach: First, we will define our constraints for competition (i.e. Cost, Class of competition, and number of woofers, etc). Using programs such as AutoCAD, Inventor, and Torres Box Tuning Calculator, we will design a speaker enclosure. Once an optimal enclosure is designed, we will construct the box. We will install the box, speakers, and amplifiers accordingly. When the system is in, we will test the system for optimal tuning and SPL output. Finally, we will take our car to compete in car audio competitions. Vehicle: 1990 Honda Civic DX Hatch The car was purchased by the members, for the members. Upgrades to the vehicle as of now: Pioneer MVH Headunit Sony XSGS 6.5” Speakers Front Sony XSGS 6x9” Speakers Rear Big 3 upgrade with XS Power 1/0 cable 1 run of 1/0 NVX OFC wire to the rear Secondary Knetik HC1200 Battery Stinger 5 Farad Capacitor Stinger Volt Meter 12" Alpine Type X Subwoofer (not for use in competition) Atrend Prefab Ported box (not for use in competition) Alpine PDX1000.1 Amp (not for use in competition) Planned competition for this semester: Compete in the IASCA/IdBL Car SPL competition -Class 1 competition Hatchback -2 12” subwoofers in a ported box, under 2,500 watts Planned Equipment: TBD We have committed ourselves to the Class 1 of IdBL Competition Ideally we have 2 12” subwoofers in a ported box, with one amplifier Sponsors/ Funding: TBA At the moment we are 100% student funded. We are a new organization and have the potential to acquire funding from the university. However, we were not officially founded until after the funding request deadline. This is our official build log. We will be updating with information regarding the car audio build as we go. I look forward to keeping this updated and would love feedback. If you would like to contact me directly, please direct message me. Thank you! Mark Soler, President 2Loud @ Virginia Tech As of now, we do not have any sponsors. If it proves that we cannot afford to build the planned system this semester, I will be donating my system from the Galant build to the cause. That would put is in Class 2 competition at only 3200 watts, however it will be better than nothing.
  3. Why would I want to pick a Punch over a Prime amplifier to power two Rockford Fosgate P3D2 -15s. RMS: 600 Watts? What are the advantages of each series?
  4. Hey guys, I am new to this forum and would appreciate all the feedback I can get! Decided to go with sundown because of all the positive reviews and great community! Anyways I want to build something that will give me the bump I am looking for in my daily driver. I had 2 15 kicker l7s previously with rated rms. This will be for a 2012 chevy Tahoe with alot of room to work with. After tons of research I have decided I really like the X series. I am thinking about ordering 2 x15's with an either sundown4000.1 or the skar 4500.1 (little cheaper) (student loan life) and building a custom ported box to spec. Now with it tuned correctly and installed correctly, do you guys recommend upgrading electrical for this set up? All feedback is greatly appreciated, and suggestions are welcomed.
  5. First time posting in this thread. Looking for a reliable hard pounding card audio system for around $1k. It is for a chevy Tahoe. So far I am considering getting a pair of Sundown Audio 12" 750W Dual 4-Ohm with the sundown audio 1500.1 or going with the skar audio 2000.1 monoblock (200$ cheaper). Will custom build the box accordingly and have a solid aftermarket head unit. Does this sound like a good set up for someone looking to get some extra bass from using a pair of L7s in the past?
  6. Owned by @Dannys Rosenberger and located in Germany....All i can say is this is probably the best collection and display of classic/vintage car audio i have ever seen. This video is a must see! The MUSEUM is a must see! I hope i can soon! He just invited me on FB I really wish Germany wasn't so far away, but someday i hope to see it! If he posts more video's i will post those here too. Thanks for the invite Dannys!
  7. Well guys finally starting my build i got the subs in and the wood just trying to figure out how to do this box i will have pics on the design tonight i am just having trouble with the port. XS power D3400 Coming in the mail soon and not sure on what amp yet ether crescendo or DC I am Thinking 3000 or 2000 RMS not sure yet. Here is the truck and please put your input in i want this thing to be the best it can be.Equipment List2001 GMC sierraDropped on 20sPioneer 1400 DVDFPioneer 4x6MB Quart Component setRockford Fosgate R300-4Audio Technix Zero GaugeXS D3400-Mechman 270 AltDC Power Level 4 10s M2SMD DD-1 ChristmasDC 3.5k SOONMore to come
  8. I live in central NC, and there isnt much audio wise around here. The only big show in driving range for me is the Sundown show. I know they're out of Claremont, but where is the actual show at? I cant find anything on it for 2017. It may be the same as last year, but I just wanted to make sure. Also, if anyone knows of any audio shows around central NC or even NC in general, let me know. Thanks everyone
  9. Post your real or dream audio system below, I just wanna know what the community has. My real audio system--- 2 DC level 4 15's Custom box 3 4" aeroports 7 cubic ft tuned @30 2 Sundown sae1500D Alpine CDE-143BT 2 Alpine type r 6.5 componets 4 Crescendo PWX pro 6.5 2 Alpine Type r tweets 2 Alpine mrx-m110 Murdermat in all doors/back wall Skyhigh 0/1 awg runs Mechman 240A alt Skyhigh 18awg to door speakers JL rca's 2 XS d1600 My dream system--- 4 DC level 6 15's Walled box tuned @30 All Skyhigh/Certified Basshead wire 2 DC 10.0k 4 Crescendo neo 8" 6 Crescendo neo 6.5" 4 Crescendo ft1 DC amp/amps to power speakers 2 mechman 370A alts 4 XS lithium batteries Murdermat double layered everywhere custom dash If only I had the money/means for my dream system lol
  10. With Christmas less then a month away, now is your chance to tell Santa what you want for the holidays! Are you going to ask for the Clarion Digital Sound Processor or are you sticking to a new pair of headphones to wear on the go like the noise cancelling Phiaton Cord MS 530? Let us know what's on your holiday wish list!
  11. Looking for anyone that can provide dimensions and a cut sheet list for a single sundown audio zv4 15. Wanting around a 7 cubic foot box, The box will be in a 1995 Yukon so I have a good bit of space to work with as far as measurements go, don't have exact measurements off the top of my head. Any help would be nice.
  12. Hey guys, long time no see....or talk. Anyway I had a friend that was throwing away some surround sound speakers and I salvaged all of the components before he threw them out. Right now I have a Samsung 2.1 soundbar that I bought a year or so ago and its great.....but now that I have these speakers I have been thinking about building my own soundbar. My question is are there any receivers out there they you would recommend to run all (5) of the speakers?
  13. Hey everyone. I am getting ready to change up my system. Currently have one SA-12 D4 Rev.3 sub, pushing about 1000 watts to it on an oldschool Kole Audio amp. Looking at either buying a 2nd SA-12 or going with one X-12 V2 D4. My goal is for LOW bass and to move lots of air. I mainly listen to hip-hop. Should I go with two SA-12's or one X-12? These will be installed in a sedan with plenty of trunk room. Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated!
  14. i just got a 2006 hyundai azera and the stereo needed to be replaced. i upgraded to a kenwood dpx792bh. its ounds great except there is a faint hissing static noise that plays all of the time. no matter what source its on, aux, usb, bt, radio, cd. even when its at 0 volume it has the noise. it doesnt increase in volume at all its just one constant hiss. i took it back to the best buy installer and he said it was unfixable, and probably a factory amp problem. i dont know much about car audio in general and wanted some second opinions. Thanks!
  15. i just got a 2006 hyundai azera and the stereo needed to be replaced. i upgraded to a kenwood dpx792bh. its ounds great except there is a faint hissing static noise that plays all of the time. no matter what source its on, aux, usb, bt, radio, cd. even when its at 0 volume it has the noise. it doesnt increase in volume at all its just one constant hiss. i took it back to the best buy installer and he said it was unfixable, and probably a factory amp problem. i dont know much about car audio in general and wanted some second opinions. Thanks!
  16. Well, here we are SMD. It's been over two years since I've done any building or stereo related things and it's time to get back after it. I've started to slowly collect some gear. I just bought the car this afternoon. So that means it may be a few before I get some build pics up. Work has me traveling quite a bit. Been home 8 days in the last month and a half. But enough about that. Let me show you the gear I've got so far and what my plans are... For my frontstage I went with a pair of Eric Stevens mini horns with the comp neo drivers. They will play from 1500hz to around 16k. I may add a pair of foster supertweets tho play above 10k to add a little more to the frontstage but we'll figure that out a couple miles further down the road. I am at present looking for a pair of midbass/midrange tho pair with them. It will most likely be from b&c. 8". For amps I chose ampere audio. I cheaped out on my last ones and I wanted to do it right this time. Here are a couple pics. I will have 5 when the system is complete. One each for the subs, one for the horns and supertweets, one for the midbass upfront, and one for the rear speakers. I wanted to do some rear fill for extra volume and for the spacious feeling it offers. Strictly personal preference. They are eminence sealed back midrange. 10" they play from 400-3500 which is perfect for my goals. And onto the subs. I looked a while for a pa driver that could perform well infinite baffle. The Peavey was at the top of a short list. I could've gone with ones comperable in price with more Xmas but these will do nicely. Besides they have ridiculous sensitivity and I might be able to build an exotic baffle and get another one in there. Well have to see. I'll need to purchase a processor as well and some source unit which at this point is likely to be a 7" ipad. Incidentally, here a few photos of the car. The intent is to not alter the factory stereo, amps or head unit. Just add on.
  17. So im working on building some high end speakers for my pc and idk if i want to use mdf or hard wood. Im asking to see if anyone has tips or tricks for painting/finishing mdf including the edges...
  18. I would like to order a Planet Audio AC10002 amplifier, and a Planet Audio BBD12 1200w RMS DVC Subwoofer, and was wondering if these were compatible, or if I was going to run into any problems. Im still new to car audio, and wasn't sure if it was going to be too underpowered, or if the impedance was wrong. Thanks! http://www.carid.com/planet-audio/12-1200w-4-ohm-subwoofer-mpn-bbd12.html http://www.carid.com/planet-audio/anarchy-series-class-ab-2-channel-1000w-amplifier-mpn-ac10002.html
  19. I'm in the market for an amplifier to match 1 SoundQubed HDC3 18 and stumbled across this amp on droppinhzcaraudio. It did a Certified 2707w on 1-Ohm @ 14.02V, for only $330. WOW! It looks like it has some pretty solid internals for its price range. What do you guys know about FSD Audio, I've honestly never even heard of them until I saw this amp online. Is it Audio Legion under a different name??
  20. Hello everyone, i'm going to build a new enclosure for a zv.4 or 2 x zv.4's. The problem is, that my astra's trunk doesnt offer that much space. So for 2xzv.4 i have to build an closed enclosure. My measurements are these: 98cm width 42cm hight 50cm length Would you guys better go with a single zv.4 or with 2 in a ported box? To get a better touch for the trunk size i have already postet some pictures in this thread: http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/201059-2x-sundown-x12-on-an-spl-ice3500-d/ Thanks and big regards, Jacob
  21. Hello well here i'm Going to be posting the preogress of my Fist Build on my 2002 Isuzu Rodeo i Really love this car and i think it deserve an audio System Upgrade so im About to Install 1 x 12 "Sub 600W RMS 2 X mid Bass ( Rear Ones ) 2 X Full Range (Front Ones ) 1 X Monoblock 1 Ch amp for the Sub 1 X 4 Channel ampr for the MId an Full Range Speakers i have already installed the Pioneer 4750BT Head Unit adn wokrs pretty good and i Love the Phone Funcion looks funny without the doors A LOT of holes to cover cuz all the car its pretty much STOCK so.. i have to make a new Grid For the newer speakes that blue one is a 4.5" speaker and i'm going to install a 6.5"speaker so.. tons of work to do..
  22. Looking for a 150.4 to give my 1000.1 some company. Let me know if you have one
  23. So here I am about to embark on a new build, and I was wondering if I could get some input on this. As the title states I'll be picking up a pair of havocs for my ride, but I cant help but wonder if a flatline FL1 will be enough to push them or if I should move up to a 3k+ amplifier instead. I'm not hard set on flatline so I'm open to other opinions on different brands as well. Thanks in advance, DG
  24. Good day to you the SMD community, I am looking for advice on a box build for my 10W6v2. The thing is I don't really know what to do with it.. I've got boot space and all, but all of my boxes that I had before were ported and I am thinking about sealed and I don't know if I will like it.. I had it in an old ported box of mine for some time, but the output is really not the one I desire and building the box to the specifications might change it. The build I am looking should provide deep bass without the "fart" sound. Maybe I am over exaggerating, but this is pretty much the sound I dislike: it sound a bit different in car, but you get the idea. It overpower my mids and highs and its not a pleasant sound. It just hitting hard. I really enjoy the sound of my Logitech Z5500 sub, which is sitting under my desk, but it would be stupid to compare home audio with car audio.What we are working on: Sub: 10W6v2-D4 running at 2 ohms Amp: DLS D1000 produces 750 RMS at 2 ohms Car: Toyota Avensis 07 !!!WAGON/ESTATE!!! HU: Stock Panasonic something something, running off a Hi Low converted. (Can't be changed or really difficult and expensive change it would be) WHAT I HAD IN MIND: I really like the OEM JL boxes, but they are nowhere to be found locally in my country, so I was thinking of ordering a replica of: or a sealed version of: Or I can go with bigger custom box. Sealed or Ported. What would you recommend. Thank you for your advice in advance.
  25. Here is my build log. The vehicle is a 98 GMC ext cab K1500, with the 3rd door. This build was supposed to be 1 Sundown X 15 on 1 SQ 2200 until SSA had a pretty awesome deal when the zv4's first came out that i couldn't pass up. I already order the 2200 thinking I was getting an X so the ZV4 is going to be a little under powered. On to the pics.. The Truck. 182k and still going strong She's no pavement Princess First day I got her Next to the Wife's Sd-2 8" A Picture of all the Original Equipment Singer 250 vs Stock Installed with XS Power D3400 Started with the false floor connected to the original seat belt bolts. I wanted a low end monster so I Built a box that was 4.2 cubes net tuned to 26hz. It easily played 20hz and fell off after about 37hz. The lows were pretty awesome for a single sub. In the truck